The State Academic Bolshoi theatre
The best way to get acquainted with Moscow opera and ballet stars is to visit the Bolshoi Theatre in the heart of Moscow .
The State Academic Bolshoi theatre was founded in 1776, but the building was constructed only in 1780. It began its history as Imperial theatre . During the 19-th century it was rebuilt several times . The present building with its eight columns portico was built in 1856 . The Theatre is over 200 years old and has played an outstanding role in the development of Russian ballet and opera . The Bolshoi theatre is associated with the names of famous singers like Sobinov , Shaliapin, Nezhdanova and well-known ballerinas like Ulanova , Plisetskaya , Bessmertnova and others Years have brought universal recognition to the Bolshoi Theatre . Both the ballet and opera companies , with several hundred artists among them perform a range of best Russian and foreign works . The Bolshoi Theatre is not the only one ballet and opera theatre in our city . There are many other theatre which perform classic ballets and opera as well as modern and progressive ones . The Musical theatre of Stanislavsky is the nearest competitor for the Bolshoi theatre . But still nobody can take place number one . The Bolshoi passionately keeps old traditions of scenography and performing Art . It renews old classic ballets and operas . All remakes are very accurate. Grigirovish is the pride of today’s ballet Art . His Swan Lake is timeless as well as Tchaikovsky music . The Bolshoi’s Traviata is another pride and masterpiece performing on famous stage .
You can try to get tickets using their website . You need to register first and follow their instructions .
Swan Lake Tchaikovsky “Four little swans dance”
Maya Plisetskaya ” Dying Swan”